A.7. Printing Tab

Attributes on the Printing tab control printing from Windows applications.

The settings on this tab are default settings, which can be overridden by the following attributes:

From the command line, use the Section D.16, “tarantella config list” command to list these settings, and the Section D.15, “tarantella config edit” command to edit these settings.

A.7.1. Client Printing

Usage: Select an option.

Description

Controls the client printers users can print to from Windows application.

By default, users can print to all their client printers.

If you select the No Printer option, you can still use an SGD PDF printer.

Changes to this attribute take effect for new user sessions.

If SGD is configured so you can only print to the client's default printer and you want to print to a different printer, log out of SGD. Then change the default printer and log in to SGD again.

Command Line

Command option: --printing-mapprinters 2 | 1 | 0

Usage: Specify one of the following options:

  • 2 – Allow users to print to all client printers

  • 1 – Allow users to print to the client's default printer

  • 0 – No client printers available

The following example enables the user to print to all client printers from a Windows application.

--printing-mapprinters 2

A.7.2. Universal PDF Printer

Usage: Select or deselect the check box.

Description

Enables users to print from a Windows application using the SGD Universal PDF printer.

When a user prints to the Universal PDF printer, the print job is converted into a PDF file and is printed on the user's client device.

This is enabled by default.

Changes to this attribute take effect for new user sessions.

Command Line

Command option: --printing-pdfenabled 1 | 0

Usage: Specify 1 (true) or 0 (false).

The following example enables printing from Windows applications to the SGD Universal PDF printer.

--printing-pdfenabled 1

A.7.3. Make Universal PDF Printer the Default

Usage: Select or deselect the check box.

Description

Sets the SGD Universal PDF printer as the client's default printer when printing from a Windows application.

When a user prints to the Universal PDF printer, the print job is converted into a PDF file and is printed on the user's client device.

This attribute is only available if the Universal PDF printer is enabled.

By default, the Universal PDF printer is not the default printer.

Changes to this attribute take effect for new user sessions.

Command Line

Command option: --printing-pdfisdefault 1 | 0

Usage: Specify 1 (true) or 0 (false).

In the following example, the SGD Universal PDF printer is set to be the client's default printer.

--printing-pdfisdefault 1

A.7.4. Universal PDF Viewer

Usage: Select or deselect the check box.

Description

Enables users to print from a Windows application using the SGD Universal PDF Viewer printer.

When a user prints to the Universal PDF Viewer printer, the print job is converted into a PDF file and can be viewed, saved, or printed on the user's client device.

This attribute is enabled by default.

Changes to this attribute take effect for new user sessions.

Command Line

Command option: --printing-pdfviewerenabled 1 | 0

Usage: Specify 1 (true) or 0 (false).

The following example enables printing from Windows applications to the SGD Universal PDF Viewer printer.

--printing-pdfviewerenabled 1

A.7.5. Make Universal PDF Viewer the Default

Usage: Select or deselect the check box.

Description

Sets the SGD Universal PDF Viewer printer as the client's default printer when printing from a Windows application.

When a user prints to the Universal PDF Viewer printer, the print job is converted into a PDF file and can be viewed, saved or printed on the user's client device.

This attribute is only available if Universal PDF Viewer is enabled.

By default, the Universal PDF Viewer printer is not the default printer.

Changes to this attribute take effect for new user sessions.

Command Line

Command option: --printing-pdfviewerisdefault 1 | 0

Usage: Specify 1 (true) or 0 (false).

In the following example, the SGD Universal PDF Viewer printer is set to be the client's default printer.

--printing-pdfviewerisdefault 0

A.7.6. Postscript Printer Driver

Usage: Type the printer driver name in the field.

Description

The name of the printer driver to use for SGD PDF printing. This printer driver must be installed on every Windows application server used with SGD.

The printer driver must be a PostScript™ printer driver. The default is HP Color LaserJet 2800 Series PS.

The name of the printer driver must match the name of the printer driver installed on the Windows application server exactly. Pay particular attention to the use of capitals and spaces. The /opt/tarantella/etc/data/default.printerinfo.txt file contains all the common printer driver names, ordered by manufacturer. To avoid errors, copy and paste the driver name from this file.

Changes to this attribute take effect for new user sessions.

Command Line

Command option: --printing-pdfdriver driver_name

Usage: Replace driver_name with the PDF printer driver name.

In the following example, an HP Laserjet 4000 driver is used for PDF printing.

--printing-pdfdriver "HP Laserjet 4000 Series PS"